The use of composite slabs in steel framed buildings is now considered to be standard practice.
Typical applications of metal decking can be found in education, retail, and commercial as well as domestic apartment blocks indeed anywhere requiring a concrete floor above ground level.
Technic Concrete Floors Ltd is recognised as a leading concrete installer to composite floors. Technic Concrete Floors Ltd are proud to be the chosen flooring company for one of the country’s most prominent decking installers alongside numerous other projects involving metal decking for main contractors and steel frame organisations.
In line with the Steel Construction Institute guidelines Technic Concrete Floors Ltd have carried out both steel fibre and polymer fibre concrete installations in lieu of fabric reinforcement. It is important to note that each combination of chosen fibre is related to a specific deck type which has been approved following rigorous testing.
Careful consideration to the choice of pump, amount of pipeline, number of hoses, sufficient parking area for both pump and concrete delivery vehicles is essential.
Access for the pump into the building, ie., window openings. Is there access through scaffolding, any obstructions, overhead cables, any working cranes in the area?
Access and egress for operatives and tools to the floor area. Adequate safety handrails and toe boards to all perimeter and voids.
Protection to both existing buildings and areas which maybe subject to concrete splashes, also prevention of vehicle parking within potential area of the concrete discharge or potential blow out of the pump.
All areas to be cornered off to protect the public from entering the area of danger and to communicate “no go” areas for other trades on site.
A required area for the washing out of concrete delivery vehicles and mobile pump, which will include discharge of any concrete residue in the pump hopper.
Health and Safety of both members of the public and site personnel are paramount when considering the use of mobile pumping. The use of Banksmen, extra Linesman, two-way radios are all significant means of providing additional areas of control and increased safety.
In response to the growing demand for composite floors on metal decking, Technic Concrete Floors Ltd are leading the industry developing purpose made permanent metal formed construction joints in conjunction with our Design Engineers.